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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe Confirms Gamescom 2018 Lineup

This year’s booth will feature eleven playable videogames.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 may have taken place just over a couple of weeks ago but time flies in the videogame industry with developers and publishers looking towards the next big event, which just so happens to be Gamescom in Cologne, Germany next month. Today, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has now confirmed all the videogames that’ll be on show to the public, with a total of 11 on demonstration.

Of course the main one for all you virtual reality (VR) fans out there is Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, which was first unveiled in December 2015 and as yet still hasn’t received an official launch date or window. While Bandai Namco hasn’t confirmed if the title will be playable with PlayStation VR at Gamescom, previous demonstrations of the experience have featured VR and non-VR demo stations.

As if you didn’t know already, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown puts players in the cockpit of the most advanced war planes ever developed. It’ll feature different weather and flight conditions to put players’ skill, dexterity and ingenuity to the test. A new trailer launched during E3 2018 even though the title itself didn’t make an appearance.

In a preview of the title fro E3 2017, VRFocus has said: “In its present state Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown promises high octane flying action for PlayStation VR players that’s sure to encourage legions of fans to try the VR compatibility. As long as Bandai Namco manage to provide enough content to satisfy then PlayStation VR is likely to have another killer exclusive title when the videogame finally arrives next year.”

As for the other titles on demonstration at Bandai Namco’s stand, they are:

  • Jump Force 
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ on Nintendo Switch
  • ONE PIECE World Seeker

“Gamescom is one of the best opportunities to give our fans an early, first-hand look at some of our biggest upcoming titles – and 2018 is no exception. This year’s line-up includes the return of fan favourites such as SOULCALIBUR, DRAGON BALL and ONE PIECE, as well as all-new titles such as the mashup of the greatest-ever manga and anime characters in Jump Force.” says Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President Marketing and Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “We’re also proud to announce a brand-new co-publishing project at the show we think our fans will be very excited about. Stayed tuned for more information.”

As and when further details on Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown are released, VRFocus will let you know.

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